The CPI(M) on Thursday alleged that the federal government has “deliberately” chosen August 5 because the date of the bhoomi pujan ceremony for the Ram temple at Ayodhya because the “demolition” of Jammu and Kashmir and the rebuilding of the temple are each “core agendas of Hindutva forces”.
Last 12 months on August 5, the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution was introduced. This provision offered particular standing to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, that was became a Union territory.
“The prime minister is going to lay the first brick in the foundation ceremony of a religious place of worship, thereby violating the secular principle of the State. Thanks to the judgment of the Supreme Court based on dubious grounds, the building of the temple at Ayodhya has been legitimised,” the CPI(M) mouthpiece People’s Democracy mentioned in its newest editorial.
“August 5 has been chosen because the date for ‘bhoomi pujan‘ ceremony of the Ram temple at Ayodhya. This date has been chosen intentionally – the demolition of J&Ok and the constructing of the temple on the website of the Babri Masjid – are each a part of the core agenda of the Hindutva forces,” it mentioned.
The editorial mentioned the court docket, which held the demolition of the mosque “as a serious violation of law”, sanctioned the constructing of the temple and thereby gave primacy to the religion of the bulk.
“The same Supreme Court has not found the time to give a verdict on the constitutional amendment and legislation which illegally tampered with Article 370 and dismantled a state. This is another instance of judicial evasion,” it mentioned.
The editorial additionally mentioned a number of secular opposition events have been unwilling to take a agency stand that the particular standing and statehood of Jammu and Kashmir must be restored.
“They seek to reduce the matter to only the release of political prisoners and restoration of democratic rights. This is a compromising stand. The fight for democracy, secularism and federalism requires a clear-cut stand – statehood along with special status for JK must be restored. Not to do so would further diminish India as a secular democracy,” it mentioned.
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